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September 2009

Video: 72-year-old Woman tazed in Austin traffic stop

The ailing and anemic Austin-Statesman must be getting a sizable boost in hits on its online edition today, due to the video clip of Kathryn Winkfein, a 72-year-old grandmother who has sued Travis County for $135,000 after being hit with a tazer during a traffic stop. According to the Statesman, …

AUSTIN ART THEFT SOLVED! (ART BLOG #7)

Wow, woo-hoo, and all that. As some of you may know, I had given up ever finding my last little black book. It would be only the second time I ever lost one. Last one had numerous sketches of minotaurs because, for one thing, I have been a huge fan …

JAMES ELLROY, DEMON DOG OF AMERICAN LIT

This morning I’m thinking about my friend James Ellroy, the self-proclaimed demon dog of American literature, the dark prince of noir and (insert a grocery list of appendages here, because the D-Dog likes to add a grocery list of appendages, seeking shock and awe fans and detractors equally, some of …

ART BLOG #4: RICARDO ACEVEDO

]Ricardo Acevedo is one of the best, most exciting, prolific and underrated artists in Austin, Texas. Not just because he took the photo on my header. He does amazing things with images of women, people in clubs and raw urban spaces. He excels at the thing that photography does best: …

ART BLOG 3: THE BIKE WRECK

Some new pix from the weekend in the new Little Black Book, which is actually red, because Jerry’s was out of the black. As you can see, I’m starting to use some metallic ink, too. So these are a little experimental… wait, strike that, it’s all experimental. Jesus, it’s not …